- Alton Brown born (1962)
The Art of the Cozy Breakfast Nook
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If you are so lucky as to have a breakfast nook in your home, here’s what we have to say to that: We’re jealous. Sure, the pleasure of owning your own home is a treat in itself, but having a cozy corner breakfast nook is just as big a score as having, say… a butler’s pantry.
Since you’re obviously living the high life, we’re going to guide toward making the most of your breakfast nook:
Own the natural light: Most breakfast nooks are blessed with either one window or a wraparound window, so when searching around for curtains or drapes, get a sheer or light-colored set that will catch the light beautifully. If you have a nook without a window, now’s your time to shine — get a whimsical chandelier to add a bit of color.
Bloomers: On the note of natural light, the nook is a prime spot for flowers or plants since it will get a great amount of sunlight.
Colors, cushions, and pillows: There’s a ton of opportunity to play with color and texture in the nook. The usual setup is that of a booth or bench situation, so add colored cushions with pillows that offset it with a fun pattern or print.
Storage: Store your linens and seasonal pillow cases as well as servers and plates underneath your benches — it makes for easy access and hidden tidying, which is rare!
Shelving: Those alcove walls are just sitting there, so why not embrace them with a little personality? Showcase your favorite photos and trinkets from your travels to add a little life to the space.
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